Have you ever thought about which things can be an obstacle in your way to success? If you are a student, let’s understand those things which you have to give up in your student life to be successful in your career. Because sometimes, to become successful you don’t need to add more things but to give some of them up. There are so many things that hinder you from achieving your goals. You should give up on them while you are a student, as it might take a bit longer to give up on them.
12 things you should give up as a student
1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle
Most of the students are not serious about their lifestyle. But to be successful you must be used to a healthy lifestyle from the very beginning of your student life. Only three things you need to keep in mind- Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and physical activity. Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
2. Give up the short-term mindset
You have to set your mind as “To achieve your goal you need to go a long way and these aims are merely the result of short-term habits that you need to do every day. You may fail several times in the short run but you should keep trying to be successful in the long run.”
3. Give up on playing small
If you never try and take great opportunities or allow your dreams to become realities, you will never unleash your true potential. So, voice your ideas, don’t be afraid to fail, and certainly don’t be afraid to succeed.
4. Give up your excuses
Everyone is responsible for their lives and so is yours. So give up your excuses, because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally. Own your life; no one else will.
5. Give up the fixed mindset
People with a fixed mindset think their intelligence or talents are pre-determined traits that cannot be changed. They also believe that talent alone leads to success – without hard work. But they are wrong. So, you have to invest an immense amount of time on a daily basis to develop a growth mindset, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, and change perception so that it can benefit your life.
6. Give up believing in the “magic bullet”
Overnight success is a myth. To be successful you have to make small continuous improvement every day. That is why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1 percent every day.
7. Give up your perfectionism
Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how much you try. A lot of opportunities will be lost if you wait for things to be right. Give up multi-tasking. “Most of the time multitasking is an illusion. You think you are multitasking but in reality, you are actually wasting time switching from one task to another” – Bosco Tjan
That is why being fully present and committed to one task is indispensable.
8. Give up your need to control everything
Detach from the things you cannot control, focus on the ones you can, and know that sometimes, the only thing you will be able to control is your attitude towards something.
9. Give up to on saying “yes” to things that don’t support your goals
In order to accomplish your goals, you will have to say no to certain tasks, activities that don’t support your goals. In the short term, you might sacrifice a bit of instant gratification, but when your goals come to fruition, it will all be worth it.
10. Give up the toxic people
People you spend the most time with add up to who you become. If you spend time with those who refuse to take responsibility for their life, always find excuses and blame others for the situation they are in, your average will go down, and with it your opportunity to succeed. So, take a look around you, and see if you need to make any changes.
11. Give up your need to be liked
Think of yourself as a market niche. There will be a lot of people who like that niche, and there will be individuals who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make the entire market like you. This is completely natural, and there’s no need to justify yourself.
12. Give up wasting time
You only have this one crazy and precious life. That’s why you owe it to yourself to see who you can become, and how far you can go. However, to do that, you need to ditch meaningless time wasters and stop allowing them to be an escape from your most important goals. To do that, you should learn how to take control over your focus, attention and make the most out of your 24 hours within a day.
Contributor: Rebaka Swarna | Form Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.